Category Archives: science fiction

Guest Author, Gail Z. Martin: Days of the Dead tour!

The fantastic Gail Z. Martin is stopping in today, as part of her Days of the Dead tour, to share her thoughts on Addictive Research, and celebrate her latest releases, Vendetta, and Iron and Blood.   I love this article–she sounds … Continue reading

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Tribal Rites: Why I joined SFWA

This month, we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America with a blog tour–here’s my entry, and you can read more of them (beginning with Robert Silverberg’s comments as a founding member, continuing … Continue reading

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Aliens Among Us

On my recent vacation, I had the opportunity to encounter some delightful earthbound aliens. We entered a long barn-like structure to view hundreds of plastic tubs in rows, full of water. The babies, so small and numerous, were simply called … Continue reading

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Review: The Termite Queen: Volume One: The Speaking of the Dead

The Termite Queen: Volume One: The Speaking of the Dead by Lorinda J. Taylor My rating: 3 of 5 stars This book is full of marvelous science fiction elements, building not only a vision of a future academia on Earth, … Continue reading

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Review: The Hunger Games: an exemplar on writing tension

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins My rating: 4 of 5 stars I have some aspirations to write for young adults, so this seemed like a good book to pick up. I’m not going to do a plot summary–you’ve probably … Continue reading

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Chatting with Colin Harvey, Author and Anthologist

Colin Harvey has some great novels out in a variety of genres, and has turned his hand to editing as well. He stopped in to talk about his latest anthology project. . . 1. What was the inception of the … Continue reading

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Blah, blah, blah: Exposition and You

As authors we want readers to understand our books.  That seems like a given in genre fiction, anyway.  We may want to be distant, obscure, or sneaky, but ultimately, we’d like people to get it. In writing mimetic fiction (that … Continue reading

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